Health academy garners 21 emergency trauma technician certificates


Photo by Paul Apfelbeck

Students at the health academy demonstrate emergency medical trauma training techniques during a mock accident drill at the conclusion of the academy.

By KASSANDRA GOODWIN, staff writer

The annual health academy was in Galena last month.

Nineteen students showed up, most of whom are IDEA students visiting Galena.

“It was very positive. Everybody passed the ETT [Emergency Trauma Training]. They all got their certificates,” said Carrie Given, next year’s health teacher.

“The instructor, Jan Dick, from North Pole, did an amazing job,” said Ms. Given.

Ms. Given described the mock accident as the best part of the academy.

The mock accident was a training exercise for the students. A few students acted as victims in an accident that had injuries. Then the rest of the students had to figure out what to do in that situation. Natalie Olender, music and arts director at Ptarmigan Hall, helped with the make-up.

The students who attended the academy and earned the ETT certificate are:
Connie Tomlinson
Bethany Graham
Luke Kawalske
Jeremiah Moyer
Tiffany Peters
Rebecca Blum
Madelynn Barnlund
Tristan Davis
Marissa Geiger
Elizabeth Henderson
Anna Loehr
Michael Lucero
Addy Miller
Brea Miller
Josephine Naranjo
Jazmyn Vent
Alexis Woellert
Kalli Woellert
Parker Wolfe
Kameron Reitan
Danyal Harvey